North Platte, Nebraska

North Platte: City in Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States


North Platte is a city located in the county of Lincoln in the U.S. state of Nebraska. Its population at the 2010 census was 24,733 and a population density of 711 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 23,202 inhabitants.

North Platte locator map
Location of North Platte on Nebraska map.

Quick Facts about North Platte

Population : 23,202 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nebraska (United States)
County : Lincoln County
Different from : North Platte River
Phone Area Codes : 308
Area : 34.76 km2
Altitude : 2,802 feet / 854 meters
Capital city : North Platte is capital of Lincoln County
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 05:17:07 (7th December 2023)
Postal code : 69101
Density : 667 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.6% (2010-2020)
Weather : 27℉ Clear 7-days weather
Golden Spike Tower  North Platte image
Golden Spike Tower North Platte
Golden Spike Tower  North Platte image


North Platte is located at 41°7'26"N 100°45'56"W (41.1238900, -100.7654200).

North Platte map


North Platte forecast: Clear, with a low around 27. West southwest wind around 5 mph. more


According to census records, the population of North Platte decreased by 6.6% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 24,733 - census
2011 24,550 -0.75% estimation process
2012 24,503 -0.19% estimation process
2013 24,452 -0.21% estimation process
2014 24,210 -1% estimation process
2015 24,087 -0.51% estimation process
2016 24,059 -0.12% estimation process
2017 23,889 -0.71% estimation process
2018 23,807 -0.34% estimation process
2019 23,639 -0.71% estimation process
2020 23,202 -1.88% estimation process

North Platte zip code is 69101. County name: Lincoln, County fips: 31111

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People born in North Platte (33)

People born in North Platte, including musician A. J. Mogis, Chief of Oglala Lakota Red Cloud, educator Howard Baskerville, .


  • Chuck Hagel (United States Secretary of Defense) he was born in 04/10/1946
  • Mike Mogis (American multi-instrumentalist) he was born in 16/05/1974
  • Evelyn Hooker (Psychologist famous for demonstrating homosexuality is not a mental disorder) she was born in 02/09/1907
  • Robert B. Crosby (American politician (1911-2000)) he was born in 26/03/1911
  • Keith Neville (American politician (1884-1959)) he was born in 25/02/1884
  • Joe Vogel (American basketball player) he was born in 15/09/1973
  • Marc Kaschke (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1973
  • Danny Woodhead (American football player) he was born in 25/01/1985
  • Brad Jenkins (American football player and coach) he was born in 01/01/1950
  • Butler B. Miltonberger (United States Army general) he was born in 31/08/1897
  • Charlie Toogood (American football player (1927-1997)) he was born in 16/07/1927
  • Chris Başak (Turkish American baseball player) he was born in 06/12/1978
  • David I. Maurstad (American politician) he was born in 25/08/1953
  • Dennis Raetz (American football player and coach) he was born in 20/05/1946
  • Don Rose (American radio personality) he was born in 05/07/1934
  • Francis Boggs Snavely (American sports coach) he was born in 19/04/1897
  • Jim McFarland (American football player) he was born in 04/10/1947
  • John Howell (American football player) he was born in 28/04/1978

Schools in North Platte

College & universities near North Platte, NE

Code Name City ZIP
181312 Mid-Plains Community College North Platte (NE) 69101

Stations (1)

Amtrak & bus stations near North Platte, NE

Code Name Address Type
MCK McCook 101 Norris Ave. RAIL

Post offices near North Platte

Post Office Name City ZIP
North Pla Post Office North Platte (NE) 69101
Hershey Post Office Hershey (NE) 69143
Maxwell Post Office Maxwell (NE) 69151
Sutherland Post Office Sutherland (NE) 69165
Brady Post Office Brady (NE) 69123

Other cities in Lincoln County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Lincoln County , NE.

City Name Population Title
Sutherland 1,315 Historic county, lieutenancy area and registration county of Scotland
Hershey 644 Village in Nebraska, USA
Brady 419 Village in Nebraska
Wallace 338 Place in Nebraska, United States of America
Maxwell 289 Village in Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States
Wellfleet 77 Town in Nebraska, United States

Distance to Other Cities

North Platte distances to largest Nebraska cities